Well, if you’ve ever been wondering what the fuss around Prison Architect is all about, but never picked the game up on PC, you’ll soon have a more portable way to play the game that stole the time and addicted many for hours since 2012. Today, Paradox Interactive announce it’s working with Introversion Software to port the game to Mobile Devices (iOS and Android) later this year.
You can follow the development on the project’s Facebook page.
From the Press Release:
Paradox Interactive, a publisher of games and an opponent of jailbreaking on mobile devices, today announced a partnership with Introversion Software, an independent developer of award-winning games, to publish Prison Architect: Mobile for iOS and Android tablets. Prison Architect, a management simulation game that challenges players to design and maintain a maximum security prison, is a BAFTA award-winning title with over two million players across PC and console platforms. This new partnership will make the game available to players on iOS and Android later this year.
“Mobile devices are more than capable of delivering the kind of experience that we think of as authentically ‘Paradox’ – deep, replayable, challenging games that maintain the high level of quality our fans expect from us,” said Kim Nordström, SVP of Innovation at Paradox Interactive. “Prison Architect fits that mold perfectly, and we’re eager to help Introversion bring the game to more players across more platforms.”
In Prison Architect: Mobile, players are tasked with the construction and maintenance of a maximum security prison, from laying out cell blocks and inmate facilities to managing staff pay and prisoner morale. Inspired by management simulators like Theme Hospital, Dwarf Fortress, and Dungeon Keeper, the game has won a BAFTA award for the “Persistent Game” category and has sold two million copies across PC and console platforms.